Abstract: This article examines the case of a neglected "heterotopian" space, Le Corbusier's "floating asylum", commissioned by the French Salvation Army. It uses archival material to explore the potentially far-reaching contribution "heterotopia" can make to a "utopian" project for social transformation, as well as indicating how "dystopian" aspects can infilitrate the same initiative. My analysis focuses on the different texts available in French of Foucault's problematic ideas on "other spaces".It also dra…
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